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February 11, 2010

Eurocopter Celebrates First Flight Of CH-53GA

Medium-Lift German Military Transport Flies On Schedule

The CH-53GA medium-lift military transport helicopter successfully completed its first flight over the Bavarian town of Donauwörth before an admiring crowd of approximately 150 guests. Eurocopter test pilot Rene Nater and flight engineer Antoine Van Gent were at the controls.

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Marine Aviators Complete Operational Assessment Of APKWS

8-For-8 Performance Shows Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System Will Meet Combat Needs

Aviators from the U.S. Marine Corps have completed their operational assessment of BAE Systems’ Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System, scoring eight direct hits in eight shots in the past two weeks.

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California ANG Officers Identified After Accident

Two Were Flying A Yak-52

Two California Air National Guard officers were killed Monday when the Yakovlev Yak-52 they were flying went down near Redlands Municipal Airport in California.

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New UK Search And Rescue Provider Chosen

Military Aircrews Will Work Alongside Civilians In SAR Missions

The Soteria Consortium has been chosen to provide a "harmonized" Search and Rescue Helicopter (SAR-H) service for the UK well into the 21st century, the Ministry of Defence and the Department for Transport announced Wednesday.

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Pentagon Sets Date For Tanker RFP Release

Who Will Be Bidding Is Still Unclear

The Air Force says it will release the final RFP for the KC-X tanker competition "not earlier than" February 23rd. The date was in a pre-solititation notice released Monday.

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